Computers and New Media Reading List

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Approximate Schedule (Subject to Change)

class 1: (Jan. 19) Class Overview, Introductions, Discussion of Basic Issues, Methods, and Technology

class 2: (Jan. 21) Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man, Chapters 1-3, Marshall McLuhan

class 3: (Jan. 26) What is New Media?, Lev Manovich

class 4: (Jan. 28) Project Discussion Team Forming, Discussion of Ideas/Roles

class 5: (Feb. 2) Hamlet on the Holodeck, Janet Murray (Introduction, Chapter 1)

class 6: (Feb. 4) Hamlet on the Holodeck, Janet Murray (Chapter 2)
Due: Project Reports Phase I (Topic Selection, Issues, Approach, Timeline, and Work Allocation)

class 7: (Feb. 9) Hamlet on the Holodeck, Janet Murray (Chapter 3)

class 8: (Feb. 11) Hamlet on the Holodeck, Janet Murray (Chapter 4)

class 9: (Feb. 16) Hamlet on the Holodeck, Janet Murray (Chapter 5)

class 10: (Feb. 18) Hamlet on the Holodeck, Janet Murray (Chapter 6)

class 11: (Feb. 23) Project Work Day

class 12: (Feb. 25) Hamlet on the Holodeck, Janet Murray (Chapter 7)

class 13: (March 2) Hamlet on the Holodeck, Janet Murray (Chapter 8)

class 14: (March 4) Hamlet on the Holodeck, Janet Murray (Chapters 9-10)

class 15: (March 9) Project Reports Phase II (Design, Rationale, Current Development Status)

class 16: (March 11) Beyond Pencil and Paper

class 17: (March 23) Blogs and Wikis

class 18: (March 25) Music

class 19: (March 30) Audio

class 20: (April 1) Project Work Day

class 21: (April 6) Project Reports Phase III (Initial Implementation of all Components)

class 22: (April 8) Video

class 23: (April 13) Project Work Day

class 24: (April 15) Personal Music Management, Guest Lecture by Konstantinos Meintanis
Readings on Teaching New Authors

class 25: (April 20) Games

class 26: (April 22) Virtual Characters

class 27: (April 27) Robots & Media Frameworks

class 28: (April 29) Project Reports, Final (Presentation and Demonstration)